Lloyd v McMahon [1987]

Facts

  • Liverpool City Council delayed setting new rates according the a new tax budget, which by law would make the councillors personally liable for any losses

Issue

  • Could the councillors have the right to an oral hearing

Decision

  • No, claim failed

Reasoning

  • To have an oral hearing, it must be asked for and required for fairness
  • An oral hearing was not required for fairness as all of the relevant evidence was in writing
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